Why should you have a long-term electrical maintenance plan?

A long-term electrical maintenance plan for your property is essential for several reasons. And if you are only reacting when something goes wrong, you could be in for a shock (pun intended).

Budgeting.

A maintenance plan is helpful because it lets you predict the costs of routine inspections, preventive measures, and scheduled repairs. This way, you can create a budget considering all ongoing electrical maintenance expenses. It’s especially handy for schools but also for any organisation, it helps you stay within your budget and reduce the possibility of a surprise.

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Electrical systems have a lifespan, and components may need to be upgraded or replaced over time. With a long-term plan, property owners can allocate funds for planned upgrades or replacements, spreading the financial impact over several budget cycles.

Compliance with regulations

Electrical codes and regulations are regularly updated. A long-term maintenance plan ensures that your property remains in compliance with the latest standards. Staying compliant enhances safety and prevents potential legal and insurance issues.

Safety Assurance.

Regular maintenance is super important to catch any safety hazards such as faulty wiring, damaged outlets, or outdated electrical components. If you address these issues right away, you can reduce the risk of electrical fires, shocks, and other safety concerns.

Minimise downtime.

Unplanned downtime because of electrical failures can be disruptive and costly. The problem with many factories is that they’re reactive rather than proactive. Obviously, we’ll do our best to get you going as soon as possible, but if a machine stops working and a part must be ordered, you can be down for hours, resulting in production losses.

Scheduled maintenance won’t always catch these breakdowns, but the chance of them happening does lessen, and a great biproduct is that the machinery lasts longer when you’ve looked after it.

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Improve energy efficiency.

Regular maintenance includes checking for energy inefficiencies, such as overloading circuits or using outdated equipment. Addressing these issues could result in lower utility costs.

Prevention of costly repairs.

Whilst machines are shut down, it’s a good time to check them over. If a maintenance plan has been set, there’s a less likely chance that the machines will fail during working hours when needed most. 

Unexpected repairs often come with higher costs, and their unpredictability can strain a budget. Preventing major issues in advance helps control and reduce overall maintenance expenditures.

One of our clients, a food and beverage industry company, is in the routine of performing their maintenance checks on a Saturday – one of their engineers will let us know what they’re doing in advance, and we’ll work with them for any electrical maintenance we can do at the same time.

Peace of mind.

Knowing that your electrical systems are regularly inspected and well-maintained provides peace of mind for property owners, residents, and occupants. It instils confidence in the reliability and safety of the electrical infrastructure.

When schools, companies, and factories close for the holidays, it can be a perfect time to get started with your electrical maintenance plan. Schools get their stuff done before the kids come back – broken lights, bells, turning the AC back on. It’s generally a good time for caretakers to do a once-over before term one.

Many companies aren’t back to full staff until the end of January, making it a great time to get your maintenance completed. It always happens – the team returns, turns something on that’s been off for a while, and something’s not right.

So get in touch and book your long-term electrical maintenance plan.

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